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auf dem/das Sofa

Discussion in 'Deutsch (German)' started by archibaldworthington, Jun 19, 2014.

  1. archibaldworthington Senior Member

    American English
    Meine Katze springt oft (auf das oder dem) Sofa.

    I'm curious as to whether or not this has two different meanings.

    Would das (akkusativ) be used if the cat was jumping onto the sofa from the floor?

    Would dem (dativ) be used if the cat was jumping up and down on the sofa?
     
  2. Gernot Back

    Gernot Back Senior Member

    Cologne, Germany
    German - Germany
    Exactly!
     
  3. Schimmelreiter

    Schimmelreiter Senior Member

    Deutsch
     
  4. archibaldworthington Senior Member

    American English

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